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10-20-2014 04:29 PM
freetom
Re: Best iPhone and iPad apps for sailing

Navionics is great, and Weather Channel is essential, but I also use Spyglass on my iPad. It's all-in-one toolkit, I use it as a backup chartplotter and can mark my specific fishing places.
09-14-2013 10:57 AM
guppy
Re: Best iPhone and iPad apps for sailing

Definitively:

Navionics for charts, trackaship for 'ais', and Anchor! for mooring.
05-16-2013 09:04 PM
ashmun
Re: Best iPhone and iPad apps for sailing

We have iNavx, Navionics, NMEA Remote, Hurricane, Hurricane Tracker, Weather Channel, Passagemaker, Wind Bouy, Real Wind and BoatRef.

Julia
s/v Esprit
Mariner 39
05-16-2013 08:26 PM
ashmun
Re: Best iPhone and iPad apps for sailing

iNavx (awesome), Navionics, AyeTide (no wifi needed), Hurricane (must have), Hurricane Tracker (must have), Weather Channel, Passagemaker, Windbouy, Surf Report, Real Wind, and BoatRef (must have). Just downloaded Sea State but havenít tried it yet.

For cruising; DropBox, Evernote, Things (To Do), and DAN (7/24 med advice and Emergency Evac from anywhere), are a big plus. Having copies import documents (USCG Doc, current boat visa, boat insurance, health insurance, health records, etc in the cloud is critical and efficient).

Julia
s/v Esprit
Mariner 39
12-06-2012 03:40 PM
smurphny
Re: Best iPhone and iPad apps for sailing

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Originally Posted by chef2sail View Post
Take you PC in the cockpit when its rolling and the weather is bad. or to lunch at a table in the Cafe.

Let me know how that works out for you

Both have uses that work in different conditions
Actually, I have some padeyes placed to secure the Toughbook right under the dodger. It works out pretty well and is not sticking way up above the pedestal, ready to snag lines as some nav clusters seem to be. Many of the pedestal-mounted GPS units do look very nice but most are above my budget for new stuff. Having a big hi-res touchscreen right there in front of you has got to be nice if it can be mounted in such a way as to not get in the way when it gets rough and rolling.
12-06-2012 02:25 PM
xena
Re: Best iPhone and iPad apps for sailing

A good app call boat beacon shows Ais information and you can even send a signal to show your position. The new series of MFD from Raymarine will integrate with i phone and i pad saving £££.
12-06-2012 01:48 PM
chef2sail
Re: Best iPhone and iPad apps for sailing

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Just stick with your PC. You understand them.
PC charting programs are much better anyway because the mouse lets you scroll and zoom quickly. IPad doesn't. MarkseaofLife
Take you PC in the cockpit when its rolling and the weather is bad. or to lunch at a table in the Cafe.

Let me know how that works out for you

Both have uses that work in different conditions
12-06-2012 01:47 PM
Minnewaska
Re: Best iPhone and iPad apps for sailing

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Originally Posted by smurphny View Post
.....All the talk about external GPS receivers really negates the whole idea of having one of these. I have a little Dell Mini and a Toughbook with nav software (Sailcruiser). They both use and external GPS puck but it's a PITA dragging the puck and wire around.....
While I highly suggest the 3G model to get the internal GPS receiver, the "puck" add-on for an Ipad has NO wire. One version plugs directly into and become attached to the Ipad. The other is bluetooth (ie WIRELESS) and would fit in your front pocket in less space than my keys.
12-06-2012 01:43 PM
Minnewaska
Re: Best iPhone and iPad apps for sailing

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Originally Posted by MarkofSeaLife View Post
Why did you need to say this just when there was a bit of clarity coming into the thread?....
Clarity, with all the misstatements?

I plan to post one more correction, in the event others read the thread and are misled.
12-06-2012 10:36 AM
jhorst1
Re: Best iPhone and iPad apps for sailing

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Originally Posted by smurphny View Post
The Sailcruiser program will plot polars and do lots of things that I'm sure an iphone app is not capable of....yet. Screen size, of course is an issue with the small area that can be viewed as it is on my little 376C. This IS interesting technology and might be good for backup purposes. A small hand-held, waterproof, battery powered GPS is probably a lot more practical on a boat for backup and also to throw in a ditch bag and survive. The salt water durability of iphones is, I'm sure, not up to the task unless you're extremely careful. My Dell mini fits right into a large freezer bag but it's also designed primarily for indoor use. I do not trust that at some point it will not succumb to the marine environment. The Toughbook is exactly that.. tough as hell, but it uses more power than I'd like, having solar panels for my primary power source.
Buy an otterbox for your phone or same type of case for your ipad...completey waterproof, drop proof etc...well as proof as proof can be.
This solution (ipad/iphone as a chartplotter) certainly is a cure all, but for coastal sailors/boaters its fits the bill.
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